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Virtue Quote: St. Faustina

"God does not give Himself to a chattering soul which, like a drone in a beehive, buzzes around but gathers no honey. A talkative soul is empty inside. It lacks both the essential virtues and intimacy with God. A deeper interior life, one of gentle peace and of that silence where the Lord dwells, is [...]

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Virtue Quote: St. John Climacus

"We should practice complete silence and ignorance in the presence of the superior, for a silent man is a son of wisdom and is always gaining great knowledge." -St. John Climacus

March 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virtue Quote: St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

"The Holy Spirit does not speak to a soul that is distracted and garrulous. He speaks by His quiet inspirations to a soul that is recollected, to a soul that knows how to keep silence. If silence were strictly observed, there would not be any grumbling, bitterness, slandering, or gossip, and charity would not be [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"You will never be devout of heart unless you are thus silent about the affairs of others and pay particular attention to yourself." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"The lover of silence draws close to God.  He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him.  Jesus, by His silence, shamed Pilate; and a man, by his stillness, conquers vainglory.  Peter wept bitterly for what he had said." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Someone who had asked me once about stillness told me that talkativeness invariably results from one of the following causes: from a bad or relaxed life-style ('the tongue,' he said, 'is a member of the body, like the rest, and therefore needs to be trained in its habits'); or it comes from vainglory, a particular [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Intelligent silence is the mother of prayer, freedom from bondage, custodian of zeal, a guard on our thoughts, a watch on our enemies, a prison of mourning, a friend of tears, a sure recollection of death, a painter of punishment, a concern with judgment, servant of anguish, foe of license, a companion of stillness, the [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"In silence and quiet the devout soul advances in virtue and learns the hidden truths of Scripture." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

"God does not give Himself to a chattering soul which, like a drone in a beehive, buzzes around but gathers no honey. A talkative soul is empty inside. It lacks both the essential virtues and intimacy with God. A deeper interior life, one of gentle peace and of that silence where the Lord dwells, is [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"We should practice complete silence and ignorance in the presence of the superior, for a silent man is a son of wisdom and is always gaining great knowledge." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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